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Cottage Food Laws

Posted on October 2, 2018 by admin


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I am proud to share with you that this session, the General Assembly passed legislation that advocates for small businesses and cottage food producers. This new law will set up the process for cottage food producers to get licensed, sell their products and comply with food safety regulations.

The legislation went into effect October 1st and I am eager to see this program get off the ground and help people throughout Connecticut grow their home businesses.

The Department of Consumer Protection has put together comprehensive resources to help you get started:

I would appreciate any feedback as this new program is rolled out. It has been a long effort to get to this point and I want to make sure that the process outlined in this legislation works for our home producers.

Please share this information with those who may benefit!

State Representative Robert Siegrist

36th General Assembly District 

As always, if you would like to connect with me, please call: 1(800) 842-1423 or email: Robert.Siegrist@housegop.ct.gov for more information.

CT Veterans Stand Down 2018

Posted on September 17, 2018 by admin


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As a member of the legislature’s Veterans’ Affairs Committee, I am happy to share that the Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs is hosting their annual “Stand Down” event for veterans on September 21, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs main campus located at 287 West Street in Rocky Hill.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the veterans in our community to receive free employment and job training guidance. More than 30 government agencies and social services organizations will be offering education and recovery based services, as well as information about state and Veterans’ Administration benefits, and legal, motor vehicle and housing matters.

Medical, dental, eye care, hearing and mental health screenings – as well as free clothing – will also be provided. Pre-registration is not required, but the DOL asks that attendees arrive no later than 12:00 p.m. and encourage that you bring documentation verifying your military service/veteran status.

If you are in need of transportation to the event, please know that the Department of Transportation is providing free bus services from a number of locations around the state.

For more information, please call 860-616-3803Click here for a state-wide transportation schedule.

Please share this information with those who may benefit!

State Representative Robert Siegrist

36th General Assembly District 

As always, if you are unable to attend but would still like to connect with me, please call: 1(800) 842-1423 or email: Robert.Siegrist@housegop.ct.gov for more information.

9/11: We Will Never Forget

Posted on September 11, 2018 by admin


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Seventeen years-ago today, nearly 3,000 people began their daily routine of working and living, not knowing that day would be their last. Millions of Americans and others around the world watched as airplanes were turned into weapons, buildings collapsed, and first responders worked desperately to save lives. We remember the horror of this day, the heartache, and the attack on our soil that killed 2,996 innocent souls. We pledge that we will never forget.

I hope we also remember on this day, the heroic and selfless acts of first responders and everyday civilians. Remember the people who jumped into action to rescue and care for fellow human beings and brought victims into their homes for safety. Remember how all Americans across this great nation came together, and remember how our allies around the world pledged that we would not endure this alone.

Just as we never forget the tragedy of 9/11, may we also never forget our ability to come together, as well as the courage and strength that make the United States the greatest country on earth.

God Bless America

As always, feel free to connect with me, please call: 1(800) 842-1423 or email: Robert.Siegrist@housegop.ct.gov for more information.

Sincerely,